Aspect Construction working in partnership with the University of Liverpool, are currently implementing the BSRIA’s Soft Landings Framework on the new Veterinary Practice project.
The BSRIA Soft Landings Framework includes procedures and example checklists, which act as signposts for design and construction teams to help end-users get familiarised with often unfamiliar and complex buildings. In conjunction with pre-occupation procedures, the Framework has also allowed for a full programme of ‘post-occupancy evaluation.’ The project team and Universities Facilities Management team have been able to utilise feedback obtained, which has helped improve the building’s energy performance and make it sustainable over the long term.
As part of this ‘fast track’ project, Aspect Construction have continually worked with the Universities Facilities Management team and Veterinary Practice end-users, to implement pre-occupation Framework procedures. This has ensured that both the University maintenance engineers and Veterinary Practice end-users have become familiar with the buildings internal layout,architectural features and extensive building services systems, all prior to formal handover and occupation. By scheduling regular end-user ‘familiarisation’ sessions and ‘technical building readiness’ meetings , continual loops of feedback have been considered and integrated, to ensure the final building is both familiar and intricately suited to end-user requirements.
From evidence obtained, The Soft Landings Framework has come into its own, closing the loop between design, construction and end-user operation. Aspect Construction are delighted to support the University of Liverpool and Practice end-users throughout Post-Occupancy, thus ensuring the smooth transition continues.